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Boken Broad Sword by Deorse Boken Broad Sword by Deorse
Sword #4: This is the sword for all of the Cloud "wanna be's" from Final Fantasy or a Zubuza fans from Naruto. I helped a friend finish this giant "cricket bat" a few months ago, I just haven't gotten around to photographing it until now. He did the rough cut for the silhouette of outside edges of this sword, I did the final angular cuts and did all of the sanding and put the first coat of finish on the blade. The main portion of the blade is made from leftover 5ft scrap piece of 2x10" and the hilt has 2 pieces leftover 1/2 inch scraps of plywood glued onto the end of the sword. The sword took about 2 weeks to finish due to the amount of wood I had to cut through and length of blade I had to sand. This is so far the largest sword I have ever built, the blade 6" wide wile the whole sword is about 4 and a half feet long. You'd have to be a viking to be using one of these swords on a daily basis. When it comes to using sparing weapons or any other training weapon I still like to use the spear.
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Me and my friend made a wand once not long ago. It's kinda crap though (I am terrible with power tools.)
Deorse Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Depending upon the intricacy and the style wands can be either hard to make or extremely easy to craft.
It was made up on the spot. He had already been working on it, but he had gone for a completely different design to what I would have chosen, so I had to try and rework it. He's skilled and knows techniques, but when it actually comes to designing things, I'm better by far.
Deorse Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, maybe you should try putting some of your designs in wood. Hang on let me finish you're response, You: "I'm not that good at using power tools and I can't carve a whole lot using a pair of scissors."
Me: "Well why don't you get yourself a decent knife or a hatchet?"
You: "I can't I think I might need a license/permit to get one."
Me: "Well f***."
I can put my designs on paper and sell them like blueprints. As for making them, I don't have the skills or tools. Although one year I came 3rd in my class grade wise for resistant materials (wood, plastic, metal and stuff). And first place was a joint win, and I was only a few points away.

I'm better than average, but still novice.
Deorse Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds good, so was this like a school held contest or what?
No, it wasn't a contest, the teacher gave each student a score at the end of the module (graded by numbers instead of letters due to how the system worked that year. The higher numbers being better grades) Sorted in descending order, my name was 3rd on the list of the student's scored in the class.

In other words I got the 3rd highest score in the class, with the only 2 people scoring higher than me having the same score.
SeawolfPaul Apr 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cloud "wanna be", haha. Looks very nice!
Deorse Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
raipo Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
half a foot wide O_o ???!!!

How heavy is this monster by the way?
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